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Skilled Nursing And Post-Acute Providers Have A Proposed New Payment System

The newly proposed Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) budget was recently announced for skilled and post-acute nursing providers. According to major trade groups, the changes for skilled nursing providers are not seen as positive. Payments for post-acute care providers would be changed, establishing a unified payment system based on the needs of patients, […]

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Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities

Implementation Timeframes **Note: These final regulations will be effective 60 days following the date of public inspection of this final rule in the Federal Register. ** Phase 1: Upon the effective date of the final rule (November 28, 2016). Phase 2: 1 year following the effective date of the final rule (November 28, 2017). Phase 3: 3 years […]

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Webinars

Skilled Nursing Facilities

Skilled Nursing Facilities CMS Proposed Rule for 2022

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2022 that would update Medicare’s prospective payment system (PPS) rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). CMS estimated that the proposal would impact payment to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) Medicare Part A as an increase of around $444 million dollars […]

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Pepper Report and 5 Star Ratings

PEPPER Report and 5 Star Ratings: Why Your Long-Term Care Facility Should Care

Monitoring data in long term care can be the key to success. Five Star Ratings and PEPPER Reports are two data sources your organization needs to review to stay on top of industry changes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released revisions to the 5 Star Technical Users’ Guide, and with the […]

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Post-acute care hot topics for 2021

Post-Acute Care: Hot Topics Leading 2021

Skilled nursing facilities are under intense pressure with all the new reporting requirements. Vaccinations, testing, PDPM, Quality Measures, Quality Reporting Program (QRP), staffing and infection control surveys are just a few of the items skilled nursing facilities are having to juggle these days. The only constant is change and the need to stay informed on […]

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Blue & Co.'s December 2020 Webinars | Free webinars | Financial services and consulting | PPP | Paycheck Protection Program Webinar | Manufacturing Webinars | Cybersecurity Webinars

Blue & Co. December 2020 Webinars

It’s webinar season at Blue & Co., LLC.! Check out all of our upcoming events for the week of December, 14. Monday, December 14 Panel Discussion Regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Webinar – Free to attend On Monday, December 14 from noon – 1 p.m. EST, Blue & Co., LLC will be hosting a panel […]

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Outpatient Therapy | WellSky Webinar: Hospital Outpatient Therapy: A Patient-Centric Way to Grow Revenue

On Demand Webinar: Hospital Outpatient Therapy: A Patient-Centric Way to Grow Revenue

Outpatient physical therapy programs are often overlooked in the hospital. However, there are several opportunities to increase access to care for patients and increase revenue for the hospital in outpatient therapy. Believe it or not, there are still opportunities for charge capture in this area, along with some basic “blocking and tackling” operational issues. New […]

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PAC News

Skilled Nursing Facilities PPS FY 2021 Final Rule Summary

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule [CMS-1737-F] for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 that updates the Medicare payment rates and the value-based purchasing program for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Effective October 1, 2020 under the PPS Patient- Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Federal Based Rates Updates to Payment Rates Under PPS Case-mix […]

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